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Table 3 Compliance with the use of case definitions in national prevalence surveys reported by ward personnel in hospitals in spring 2007, Norway

From: Evaluation of the national surveillance system for point-prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and in long-term care facilities for elderly in Norway, 2002-2008

  Always Often Sometimes Rarely Never Total
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)  
Use of case definitions 134 (39) 68 (20) 91 (27) 39 (11) 9 (3) n = 341
Use of 48 h cut-off* 107 (33) 67 (21) 47 (14) 57 (17) 49 (15) n = 327
  1. *Healthcare-associated infection: an infection that is associated with a stay in a healthcare institution and that was not present or in the incubation period (= 48 h) at the time of admission